to survive from year to year for a number of years; be perennial
Origin of perennate; from Classical Latin perennatus, past participle of perennare, to last for many years, endure ; from perennis: see perennial
intransitive verbper·en·nat·ed, per·en·nat·ing, per·en·nates
To survive from one growing season to the next, often with a period of reduced or arrested growth between seasons. Used of plants or plant parts.
Origin of perennateLatin perennare, perennat-, to last many years, from perennis, lasting for years; see perennial.
(third-person singular simple present perennates, present participle perennating, simple past and past participle perennated)